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Interim Rector's Reflection

"Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy."  (Exodus 20:8)

"If you refrain from trampling the sabbath,
    from pursuing your own interests on my holy day;
if you call the sabbath a delight
    and the holy day of the Lord honorable;
if you honor it, not going your own ways,
    serving your own interests, or pursuing your own affairs; [ b ]
14 then you shall take delight in the Lord,
    and I will make you ride upon the heights of the earth;
I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob,
    for the mouth of the Lord has spoken." (Isaiah 58:13-14)

When the weather outside beckons us to play and delight in creation, I wonder why all I really want to do is take a nap. I fear it is because I have been "trampling the sabbath." It is easy to get caught in the whirlwind of our culture and our community. Washington is a city where we are judged by performance and products. How many hours billed this week? How many widgets produced this week? How many Bible verses read this week?

Take some time to honor the Sabbath. This may look a little different than what we traditionally think of as Sabbath. It may be a walk in the park during your lunch hour. It might be reading a book just for fun. Perhaps it is writing a letter to an old friend. It could even be taking advantage of some of the retreat centers nearby. What sets aside this time from the rest is that it is an intentional moment where you slow down and breathe in the grace of God.  Or as the author of Isaiah put it, the Sabbath is time you honor.

For when you honor your time, and yourself, you honor God.

Music & The ArtsMusic

Tuesday Concert Series
On April 12 at 12:10pm I Dilettosi Fiori - a program of 14th century music presented by Italian musician Corina Marti on Flutes and Clavisimbalum In monophonic and polyphonic instrumental music of the Late Middle Ages, Corina Marti sets out "in search of the delightful flowers" (Jacopo da Bologna) hidden in those two distinct universes of Late Medieval music. She juxtaposes the sound of recorders (including the double recorder so frequently seen in the fourteenth-century Italian iconography) and a clavisimbalum - a reconstruction of the earliest form of a harpsichord.

January-June 2016 Tuesday Concert Series brochure.

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Upcoming Guest Performances

April 10, 2016, 3:00pm- Spring into Spring!
Presented by the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Maestro James leads us into April with Appalachian Spring  by Aaron Copland. The Philharmonic will perform Copland's rich and colorful full orchestra version. Also iconic in capturing the essence of spring is Danish Composer Carl Nielsen's enchanting " Springtime in Funen,"  performed by the acclaimed NOVA Community Chorus conducted by Dr. Mark Whitmire. Finally, the Philharmonic will showcase Robert Schuman's joyful and lyrical " Springsymphonyhis Symphony #1. For more information and tickets, please visit the WMPA  website .

April 22, 2016, 7:30pm- The Imitative Game
Presented by the Choral Arts Society of Washington's Choral Arts Chamber Singers
This concert highlights the beauty and complexity of counterpoint through a wide range of repertoire spanning multiple centuries. Now in their second season, the Choral Arts Chamber Singers continue to expand Choral Arts' mission by exploring the richness and variety of chamber music. For more information and tickets, please visit the Choral Arts  website.

April 30, 2016, 7:00pm- Honor and Majesty: Music of Bach and Handel
Presented by Choralis
Enjoy a concert that highlights works by the giants of Baroque music. With a stunning cast of soloists and the Baroque specialists Three Notch'd Road, the program will include Handel's  Dixit Dominus Let the Bright Seraphim , and  The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba , as well as Bach's  Christ lag in Todesbanden , BWV 4,  Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft , BWV 50, and  Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 , BWV 1050, along with a few surprises! For more information and tickets, please visit the Choralis website

Please note that all of Epiphany's guest artists and ensembles handle their own ticket sales. Please contact the respective individuals/ensembles for ticket sales and information pertaining to these concerts.
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Parish Announcements
Being Christian: Coffee and Conversation
9:00am in the Dunlop Room, Breakfast provided
Gather to explore the essential elements of Christian life and life at Epiphany Parish.  Open to all, especially those preparing for confirmation or baptism.
    April 10- Bible
    April 17- Eucharist
    April 24- Prayer
    May 1- History
    May 8- Discipleship

May 14- Cathedral Confirmation
The Diocese of Washington will hold a confirmation service at the Washington National Cathedral on May 14. If you are interested in exploring confirmation, please contact Elizabeth or Catriona

Godly Play
This week's lesson in Godly Play is "The Good Shepherd and the World Communion." It combines the parable of the Good Shepherd with the liturgical action of communion. It focuses on the liturgical action and the symbols by which that action carries its meaning to us and to which we respond. This sounds complex but is laid out quite simply, clear enough for younger students and symbolic enough to engage older students. Children ages four to twelve are welcomed to participate.  Ann Gordon facilitates this week. 

Blogs & Websites
Toast Newsletter from the EDOW Young Adults Office with ideas and tools for integrating the Christian way into everyday life
Episcopal Cafe   S ite featuring Episcopal news, commentary, and meditations 
Sojourners  Faith in action for social justice
Sacred Space  Daily Prayer from the Irish Jesuits

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